Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice

Following the government's advice and in order to ensure the safety of our patients, clients, staff and volunteers, we are regrettably unable to allow any visitors without express permission.

People who wish to visit should contact the reception on 01242 230 199. Please read our guidance before visiting a Sue Ryder hospice or neurological centre.

About our services

Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice supports people through their most difficult times.

We specialise in palliative care and family support. When it’s needed, we’re here to help with end of life care. Our doctors, Sue Ryder Nurses and carers all work together to give you expert care, enabling you to live the best life you can.

Patient Line  

Our telephone line gives you access to a member of the hospice team who can give you advice on symptoms and nursing care. It is available to all patients who are receiving, have received or are in the process of being referred to any of our care services.

To contact our Patient Line, please call 0300 303 1395*. This helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Find out more in our FAQs

*Calls to our Patient Line are charged at the local rate, and all calls will be recorded for quality and monitoring purposes.

Inpatient unit

Like all organisations, we have been reviewing the impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) on our work. We are closely monitoring the situation and following UK Government advice.

Following the government's advice and in order to ensure the safety of our patients, clients, staff and volunteers, we are regrettably unable to allow any visitors without express permission.

People who wish to visit should contact the reception on 01242 230 199. Please read our guidance before visiting a Sue Ryder hospice or neurological centre.

Hospice at Home

We also offer you expert care in your own home, if that’s what you’d prefer. Our care can make trips to hospital less likely, or ease your transition to home from hospital.

Day Hospice services

Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice’s virtual day hospice programme offers virtual support to people living with a life limiting condition and requiring palliative care in Gloucestershire.

Our virtual sessions, run by our team of experts here at the hospice, help manage symptoms and improve your wellbeing. Our fully individualised programme is made up of:

  • One to one ‘at home’ community visits with our occupational therapists or physiotherapist where necessary
  • Video or telephone one to ones for patient assessments and advance care planning with our Sue Ryder Nurse

A programme of group virtual sessions covering:

  • Introduction to fatigue, relaxation and a meaningful day with a Sue Ryder occupational therapist
  • Introduction to breathlessness, exercise and safety and falls prevention with a Sue Ryder physiotherapist
  • Spiritual and psychological support covering; what matters to me - future planning with our Sue Ryder Nurse, exploring feelings and emotions in a creative way with our Family Support Team, memories to cherish and dreams to inspire with our hospice chaplain
  • A weekly virtual social drop in every Friday supported by our trained volunteers
  • Writing for Wellbeing and Recorded Life Stories

Working with you, we will help build your own programme of virtual activities which best meet your individual needs and personal choices.

For more information or to discuss being referred to our virtual day hospice programme please email leckhamptoncourt.dayhospice@suerydercare.org or call 01242 230199.

Referrals

Health professionals wishing to make a referral can download a referral form here.

Physiotherapy and occupational therapy

Physiotherapy and occupational therapy, provided by our expert therapists, are a vital part of the personalised care we offer.

Practical suggestions might include how to improve mobility using appropriate walking aids and gentle exercise, or providing advice and equipment to make it easier to manage day-to-day activities. We advise you how to remain safe at home. Our Therapies team also provide advice and practical solutions to help manage symptoms such as breathlessness, fatigue and anxiety.

By developing coping strategies to enhance wellbeing and give back control, we help you to live as full a life as possible.

Family support and bereavement services

When you’re coming to terms with a diagnosis, our professional counsellors and trained volunteers are ready with emotional and practical support for you and your carers.

We counsel and support you throughout your journey. We’re here from diagnosis onwards, to help you during treatment and through the death of loved ones. 

When the time is right for you, we can discuss ideas like Advance Care Planning, Do Not Attempt Resuscitation orders and Preferred Places of Care so that your wishes are known, planned for and respected.

Virtual Carers Group

We offer support to carers of patients receiving care from our inpatient, hospice at home, day hospice or outpatient services through our dedicated carers group.

Currently being held virtually, you can expect a warm welcome and the opportunity to meet other carers, share experiences and receive information and support.

The carers group meets monthly. For more information on session times and to register your place, please call 01242 246298 or email family.support@suerydercare.org

Befriending

Our Befriender volunteers are continuing to offer virtual support during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, providing emotional support and friendship.

Spiritual care

When you’re feeling fearful or anxious, spiritual support can be a huge comfort regardless of your faith or beliefs. Our Hospice Chaplain is here to bring peace of mind to patients, families and carers. We can help with any religious needs you have, and often bring in other people too as needed.

Service User Improvement Group

Feedback from those we care for is very important to us. It helps us to plan for the future, ensure that we continue to meet our patients’ needs, and maintain our high levels of care. It shows us how we could further improve our services. To help us achieve this, we run a regular Service User Improvement Group made up of patients, families and carers.

We also gather real time feedback from patients during their stay.

Our Service User Improvement Group usually meets on the third Tuesday of alternate months,​ from 2:00pm until 3:30pm. 

Please note: due to the coronavirus pandemic the group is currently suspended. If you would like to register your interest in attending future meetings of the group please email Leckhampton@sueryder.org 

Interested in education and training?

Sessions take place both internally, for staff working at the hospice, and externally for health and social care professionals working both locally and nationally.

A female Sue Ryder Nurse pictured looking at another nurse in uniform

Our Sue Ryder Nurses

Our nurses are privileged to care for people at the most difficult time of their lives.